Indonesia Receives Another Batch of Pfizer Vaccine
Indonesia on Thursday (09/02) received another batch of COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine.
“The exact number is 1,195,340 doses of vaccine. I express my gratitude for the support and cooperation of all stakeholders who made the vaccine arrival possible,” Vice Minister of Health Dante Saksono Harbuwono said in a press conference welcoming the arrival of the vaccine.
With the arrival of the vaccine, Indonesia has secured 220 million doses of vaccine in the forms of ready to use vaccine and bulk vaccine.
“For Pfizer, we will get approximately 54.6 million (doses). We have received 1.5 million (doses) in the first batch and 1.2 million (doses) in the second batch,” he added.
Dante said that the Government continues to increase the speed of vaccination. Since the first vaccination on January 13, vaccination coverage has reached 50 million doses in July (in 26 weeks). At the end of August, Indonesia had managed to reach another 50 million doses in six weeks.
“The vaccination rate has increased to 10 million (doses) per 10 days since August. With the distribution of vaccine of 15.2 million (doses) in the 4th week of August and 20.3 million (doses) from the 5th week of August to early September, we are optimistic that the target of 2.3 million doses per will be achieved,” Dante said.
The acceleration of the vaccination rate will be implemented with the support of all stakeholders.
“The support from communities, the Government, regional health services, the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI), the Indonesian National Police (Polri), organizations, and private sector is important to accelerate the vaccination rate,” Dante concluded. (TGH/UN) (RI/MMB)